Clarity and consistency key as colleges share fall plans, experts say

Clarity and consistency key as colleges share fall plans, experts say

Each week, nearly a thousand faculty, staff, students, parents and alumni join Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell for a virtual town hall where she updates them on the fast-moving events around the pandemic, takes their questions and addresses their concerns. Because the number of attendees is capped, the videos are later posted online.  Schmidt […]
At least 7 colleges cancel fall sports because of the coronavirus

At least 7 colleges cancel fall sports because of the coronavirus

Dive Brief:  At least seven colleges have canceled their fall sports in the last two weeks out of concerns related to the coronavirus. Bowdoin College, in Maine, and the University of Massachusetts Boston, were among the first schools to cancel their fall seasons....
Some colleges say no to housing refunds this fall

Some colleges say no to housing refunds this fall

Dive Brief: At least two colleges have said they won’t necessarily refund students’ housing costs if the pandemic causes residence halls to shut down this fall. The University of South Florida and Western Carolina University have updated their living...
3 coronavirus challenges for curriculum directors this fall

3 coronavirus challenges for curriculum directors this fall

Robert Dillon knows any plan to bring back 2,700 students this fall can’t be boilerplate. That’s why the director of innovative learning for The School District of University City in Missouri instead envisions a scenario that dips, dives, moves forward and back — all...